My refrigerator is out in the garage. I ran a water line to it and it froze. How do I replace the split water lines and more importantly, how do I drain the system in the fall to avoid freezing the line again?
ANSWER Hello Brian,
While this isn't really an appliance question I will try to make some sense of it for you. The water line, if it has to be drained each fall, will need to be flat and one end a bit lower than the other, otherwise, all of the water will not drain from it. Each end of the water line would need a tee installed so an additional valve can be installed. When the line needs to be drained, turn the water supply inside the house off and open the valves on each end of the water line. This will give an opening at the low end for the water to drain out and an air relief at the other end so the water can exit the line with no suction resistance. If the water lines on the unit also have to be drained, they can be disconnected from the bottom of the water valve. The ice maker line will drain as soon as you dis-connect it. The water dispense line will take a few minutes to drain since the water reservoir will have to drain.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, June 25, 2013